In 2014, Maureen Cavanagh accepted the role of president of the Vision Impact Institute. She joined Essilor in 2005 and has held various executive leadership positions within the company. Cavanagh has extensive experience in vision healthcare, having worked for Johnson & Johnson’s Vistakon and Spectacle Lens divisions before joining Essilor. Cavanagh earned her bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University. She is a long-time member of the Optical Women’s Association and has received numerous industry awards of distinction, including the OWA Pleiades Award in 2015 and Jobson’s Most Influential Women in Optical 2012.